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One of the most imaginative minds alive retells the greatest stories in history - the Greek Myths.

The Greek myths are amongst the best stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.

They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

Spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.

Reviews

Entertaining and edifying. The best thing he's written since his superb first novel

Daily Telegraph

Ebullient and funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance

The Times

A cracking good story

Times Literary Supplement

A vivid retelling of the Greek myths. Bringing to life the Gods, monsters and mortals of Ancient Greece, Fry reimagines their astonishing stories for the modern world

Express and Star

Fry exhibits prodigious learning, a great facility with words, and enormous erudition and enthusiasm

Mail on Sunday

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781405934138

    July 30, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    464 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Audio CD

    9781405934329

    November 13, 2017

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $48.00

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  • EBook

    9781405934169

    November 2, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

Out of Chaos

These days the origin of the universe is explained by proposing a Big Bang, a single event that instantly brought into being all the matter from which everything and everyone are made.

The ancient Greeks had a different idea. They said that it all started not with a bang, but with CHAOS.

Was Chaos a god – a divine being – or simply a state of nothingness? Or was Chaos, just as we would use the word today, a kind of terrible mess, like a teenager’s bedroom only worse?

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